PolyTech has begun production of leading edge protection products and will increase volume in step with the number of blade types introduced with LEP.
SPIROL introduces ArmorGalv, a thermal zinc diffusion coating, as a standard finish option for its engineered fasteners.
Over one million tons of composites are used every year to manufacture wind-turbine blades. However, these blades made of thermoset composites (epoxy or polyester) are not easy to recycle at their end of life stage. To meet this challenge, Arkema has developed Elium, the first liquid thermoplastic resin using the same infusion process and equipment as thermoset
Blades account for the highest amount of composites consumption in their manufacturing.
Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, will increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets such as wind turbine towers and ships.
Systems with special primers generally show better results for corrosion protection, which can be measured by the uptake of protection current and the grade of blistering.
TPI has been building wind blades for Nordex in Turkey since 2013 under its original long-term supply agreement with the OEM.
Covestro’s innovative and sustainable materials for rotor-blade production and more, improve the efficiency of wind turbine manufacture and support the creation of further onshore and offshore wind farms with a long service life.
For the wind power industry, carbon fiber can be used to make turbine blades lighter and stiffer, thereby increasing the efficiency of the system. Previously, carbon fiber was too expensive for maximum utilization in this market.
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